THE REGISTRATION SERVICE ‘A Modern Overview’. Presented by Jackie Farrall Senior Registration Officer Cheshire Registration Service. Purpose of this talk. Firstly, for any new members, I would like to briefly explain the history of the Registration Service
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THE REGISTRATION SERVICE‘A Modern Overview’
Presented by Jackie Farrall
Senior Registration Officer
Cheshire Registration Service
Civil registration came about as a result of various Acts of Parliament, passed in the early 19th Century, to formalise records that had previously been kept by the Established Church.
These records had been used in the past to establish Inheritance Rights etc.
It was felt, for many years that the individual baptismal, marriage and burial records should be collected nationally, in order to provide statistical information.
The need to make all the records collected and recorded at these important events, standardised throughout the country was also of growing importance.
The Church could not be forced by law to keep these records, as it was usually the parish clerk or vicar who would record the details.